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Infection

10:41 Feb 7 2023 Coronado Ferry Landing on San Diego Bay

Description
I was climbing rocks and walking the beach just west of the Coronado Ferry Landing on San Diego Bay on January 8th, immediately following some winter storms. I fell and scraped up my hands and legs. The tide was coming in so I had to wade thru the water on my way back. The water got into my wounds and caused a scary, serious, and painful infection that nearly cost me my right hand! My injuries and ensuing infection required 2 trips to the ER and eventually hospitalization and surgery......
Additional Data
What were your symptoms? Check all that apply:: Skin Infection
Did you see a doctor?: Yes
If treated, what was the diagnosis and treatment?: Antibiotics and eventually surgery.
How long after you were in the water did your illness symptoms start?: Next day
How many times have you been sick from the water at this beach?: One
How long did your illness last?: 3 Weeks
Will you allow Surfrider Foundation to contact you? If yes, please provide info below. This will not be shared publicly.: Yes
Did you observe a distinct source of pollution or algal bloom? Please describe.: No
Which state (if US) or country (if non-US) were you visiting?: California

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